Trapdoor Images for a Scary Halloween - Relative of the Tarantula Spider

You probably have a few of these in your own Virginia backyard.

(click on photos for another view)

They are not often seen
but males will venture out
from time to time.

Here's what says about the genus Ummidia:
Photographs by Carolyn Hietala


...Kat said...

Awesome! Trick or Treat!

Carolyn Hietala said...

This is really a timid spider so I hope it would accept my apology. It was only scary when I touched it with a blade of grass, then it reared up for an aggressive posture. I'm sure a bite from him would hurt though with those fangs ;0)
Happy Halloween!

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